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Chitra

Chitra

  • Birth Date: 27 Jul 1963
  • Birth Place: Trivandrum, Kerala

Artist Information

Chitra ... a multi-faceted singer, heralded as the nightingale of South India, Chitra has built a formidable reputation and repertoire as a playback singer for Hindi and South Indian films. Chitra’s distinctively melodious voice coupled with her musical expressiveness is both pleasing and intriguing.

Born into a family of musicians in Trivandrum in Kerala,— her father is the late Krishnan Nair, a well-known singer — singing was bound to happen. The earliest influence on Chitra’s musical career was her father. At school, Chitra was awarded cultural talent scholarship which enabled her to learn Carnatic music under Dr Omanakutty, a professor at the Music College, Thiruvananthapuram. She is a BA graduate in music, but had to discontinue further study in music because of a number of offers to sing in films. But the reward has been worth it.And she got indulged with films, there was no turning back. Hindi was the second language to Chitra at school.

Chitra started her music career when she was offered a song by music director M.G.Radhakrishnan,in the year 1983, in a Malayalam film. She also sang duet with Yesudas which was released before her first song. Since then she sung in several shows of KJ Yesudas and also for his cassettes. The offer which brought Chitra to Chennai was for a Hindi film by KS Gopalakrishnan, Kushi Aur Kushi. SP Venkatesh was the music director, and the song was written by PB Srinivas. But the film was never released.

Her first break in Hindi music was under SP Venkatesh's music with Khushi Aur Khushi, which unfortunately never saw the light of the day. Her other recordings were for Love, Jagruti, Pardes,Virasaat, Sapnay,Mann, Suryavansh, Ziddi... and many more. Her number 'Ganga chali tu kahan' from Pardes was received with great appreciation. Kavita and Sadhana Sargam are among her good friends here. She has done several shows with them abroad.Her favorite musicians include Illayaraja, who is a conventional musician, strict and punctual; AR Rehman who just gives you the basic outline leaves you to fend for yourself and Sruthi with whom you have the liberty to improvise. In Hindi, she fondly recollects late RD Burman.

Chitra has the distinction of singing for the finest veteran music directors as well as for contemporary stalwarts like AR Rehman. She has worked with the topmost music directors in the South as well as in Bollywood. With over 11,000 songs to her credit, she has won innumerable awards for songs in all the four South Indian languages and Hindi, including five National Awards, several awards by various state governments, the Cinema Express Award and Screen-Videocon Awards, to name a few.

Chitra's first foray in the Indipop world was an album with the Voodoo Rapper. Though she was appreciated, the album did not do too well. Then came Piya Basanti with Ustad Sultan Khan and Sunset Point with Gulzar. Chitra has also become a favourite with some leading music directors of bollywood like Anu Malik who swear by her voice.

After Lata Mangeshkar, Chitra is the first Indian woman singer to perform at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London.Chitra has numerous international concerts to her credit. She has mesmerized audiences in India, USA, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and several other countries with her live performances. According to Chitra stage shows are most taxing and affects ones voice on a long run. But she does these shows for her audience who has given her so much love respect and appreciation.

Most Popular songs sung by Chitra
   
Yeh Tera Ghar Saath - Saath Play Add to current playlist
Raat Ka Nasha Asoka Play Add to current playlist
Bani Bani Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Kasam Ki Kasam Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Raat Ka Nasha (duet) Asoka Play Add to current playlist
Tum Ko Dekha To Yeh Khayal Aaya Saath - Saath Play Add to current playlist
Bhatke Panchhi Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Tum Bin Jiya Jaye Kaise Tum Bin... Play Add to current playlist
Pyar Humko Hone Laga Tum Bin... Play Add to current playlist
Sanjana... I Love You Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Chali Aayee Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Jaage Hain Guru Play Add to current playlist
Jahan Piya Wahan Main Pardes Play Add to current playlist
Ek Lo Ek Muft Guru Play Add to current playlist
O Ajnabi (sad) Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
O Ajnabi (happy) Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Rang De Basanti Rang De Basanti Play Add to current playlist
Tu Nahin To Zindagi Men Aur Kya Arth Play Add to current playlist
Prem! Prem! Prem! Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Play Add to current playlist
Yaaron Sun Lo Zara Rangeela Play Add to current playlist
Payalay Chunmun Chunmun Virasat Play Add to current playlist
Ek Bagiya Mein Sapnay Play Add to current playlist
Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya Love Play Add to current playlist
Roop Suhana Lagta Hai The Gentleman Play Add to current playlist
Mere Dil Mein Tu Hi Tu Hai Bhavna Play Add to current playlist
Tu Mera Hai Ada ...a Way Of Life Play Add to current playlist
Mere Dil Ka Tumse Hai Kehna Armaan Play Add to current playlist
Koi Mil Gaya Koi Mil Gaya Play Add to current playlist
Yun Zindagi Ki Saath - Saath Play Add to current playlist
Hum Tumse Se Na Kuch Keh Paye Ziddi Play Add to current playlist
Ibteda Mirza Ghalib (t.v. Serial) Play Add to current playlist
Aaja Gori Bangar Ki Gangster Play Add to current playlist
Jhoom Jhoom Nacho Chor Chor Play Add to current playlist
Pyar Kabhi Na Todenge Chor Chor Play Add to current playlist
Phulwali Ne Loota Mujh Ko Muthu Maharaja Play Add to current playlist
Raat Hamari To Parineeta Play Add to current playlist
Tu Mange Dil Main De Doon Jaan Aflatoon Play Add to current playlist
Koi Mil Gaya Koi... Mil Gaya Play Add to current playlist
Pyar Tune Kya Kiya (female) Pyar Tune Kya Kiya Play Add to current playlist
Tere Liye Jaanam Tere Liye Suhaag Play Add to current playlist
Kimti Kimti Hai Zindagi Criminal Play Add to current playlist
Jhoom Ke Dil Ne The Gentleman Play Add to current playlist
Aasma Odh Kar 13 B Play Add to current playlist
Har Subah Sooryavansham Play Add to current playlist
Chup Tum Raho Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi Play Add to current playlist
Dole Re Man Mora Dole Re Agni Varsha Play Add to current playlist
Aasma Odh Kar - Remix 13 B Play Add to current playlist
Maa Ne Kaha (female) Zakhm Play Add to current playlist
Aaja Aaja Give Me A Kiss Love Play Add to current playlist
My Love Meri Priyatama Love Play Add to current playlist
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